Winn Brook Structures

Winsford Smithy Bridge


Bridge Name:   Winsford Smithy Bridge
No.:   4
Build Date:    
A packhorse bridge of medieval origin over the Winn Brook, restored in 1952. It has a single semi-circular arch. Scheduled monument. Listed grade II.

Winsford Smithy Bridge on the River Winn is a 17th C packhorse bridge with one segmental arch and a roadway width of 4 ft 6 ins. The bridge is as described above, Winsford Smithy Packhorse Bridge spans to Winn Brook at SS 90553488. It is as described by authy 2 and is the most picturesque, interesting and important bridge in Winsford on the Winn Brook; it is not, however, scheduled as an ancient monument, this distinction being reserved for a very nondescript Bridge at SS 90623490. Packhorse bridge Medieval in origin, restored 1952. Red sandstone random rubble, rubble voussoirs, hit and miss coping. Single span, semi-circular arch bridge. Remains of pebble pathway. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 197).1

References:   1.Exmoor National Park HER – MSO8545